Caramel-Apple Upside-Down Cake
1 box spice cake mix
1/3 cup applesauce
1 1/3 cup apple juice
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted (divided use)
3/4 cup chopped pecans (divided use)
1/4 cup brown sugar (divided use)
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine cake mix, eggs, applesauce, and juice in a large bowl.
Using a large cupcake tin, place 1 Tablespoon melted butter, 1 Tablespoon pecans, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in each cup. Layer 4-6 apple slices on top of brown sugar, then pour about 1/3 cup batter on top.
Repeat to make 11 more cakes.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Allow cakes to cool for 10 minutes. Flip onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Serve warm or cooled.
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From the Houston Chronicle